The Illini 4000's Journal

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Day 76: The one where they crossed the bridge and became cross country cyclists Aug 03, 2018

Today the team rode 16 miles from San Rafael to San Francisco!! We really did it, we biked all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge. Saying it even now feels surreal, we really made Read more…

Day 75: The last big ride Aug 02, 2018

Today the team had our last “real” ride which consisted of 57 miles from Healdsburg to San Rafael. The day started out strong with a team circle where everyone awkwardly held hands as we heard Read more…

Day 74: A little swim in Healdsburg Jul 31, 2018

Today the team rode our last big ride of the summer, 90 miles from Laytonville to Healdsburg, California. Today we got hit with the real California heat, getting up to 99 today was a drastic Read more…

Day 73: Laytonville is not Lit Jul 31, 2018

Today the team rode 75 miles from The Redwoods to Laytonville, California. Today was 6,000 feet of climbing, however it did not feel as difficult as it might sound. The climbing was pretty gradual and Read more…

Day 72: Into the Redwoods! Jul 29, 2018

Today the team rode 47 miles from Eureka to Humboldt Redwoods state park located in California. We have ridden through several Redwood state parks while in California and I believe this is our third. Each Read more…

Day 71: Eureka is an interesting place! Jul 28, 2018

Today was a rest day in Eureka. It was our last day off before we arrive in San Francisco! Some of us started the day going to the laundromat and then to a bagel shop. Read more…